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Murphy: COVID-19 Measures on Decline; 'All the Important Metrics We Needed to Fall into Place Have Been Doing So'

May 14, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy cited significant drop in daily deaths, cases, hospitalizations, ICU and ventilator patients, at his daily press conference in Trenton on Wednesday .

According to the Governor:

New hospitalizations are down two-thirds from the peak.
Total hospitalizations are down nearly half since the peak.
The numbers of patients in ICU and on ventilators are both ...

New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Extends Renewal Dates Amid Health Crisi

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Following reports of excessive wait times at New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission stations statewide, including 200 people waiting outside the MVC station in Springfield earlier this week, the state has extended the deadline for renewals in an effort to limit the public’s exposure to the coronavirus COVID-19.

Gov. Phil Murphy ordered the two-month ...

New Jersey Governor Declares State of Emergency in Fight Against Coronavirus

TRENTON, NJ – In an effort to ramp up New Jersey’s efforts to contain the spread of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Gov. Phil Murphy declared a State of Emergency and a Public Health Emergency, effective immediately, on Monday.

According to Murphy, the declaration allows state agencies and departments to utilize state resources to assist affected communities responding to ...

‘I’m Not a Monster,’ Man Who Brought Gun to Westfield School Grounds Says at Sentencing

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Delaware man who admitted bringing a loaded handgun and hollow point bullets to a school parking lot in Westfield offered a tearful apology at his sentencing Friday.

Superior Court Judge William A. Daniel sentenced Thomas J. Wilkie, 46, of Bear, Delaware, to a 5-year term in state prison. Wilkie must serve 42 months of that term before he becomes eligible for ...

NJ Illegal Puppy Mill Dismantled; 132 Animals Rescued, Prosecutor says

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Investigators earlier this week dismantled a Scotch Plains puppy mill being illegally run out of a private residence, resulting in more than 130 animals being rescued and transferred to more than a dozen local shelters, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Scotch Plains Police Chief Ted Conley jointly announced Wednesday.

Ten fourth-degree criminal ...

Other NJ News: 5 Years Possible for Man Arrested on Gun Charges at Westfield School

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Delaware man arrested on the grounds of Tamaques Elementary School in June has pleaded guilty to second-degree possession of a firearm, authorities said.

Thomas J. Wilkie, 46, of Bear, Delaware, entered the plea Monday at Superior Court in Elizabeth before Judge William A. Daniel, said acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo in a statement.

The ...

FBI Agents Arrest Keyport Pawn Shop Owner in Connection to Jersey City Shooting

NEWARK, NJ — The owner of a Keyport pawn shop has been charged with weapons possession after law enforcement officials found his telephone number in the pants' pocket of one of the suspects in last week's shooting in Jersey City.

Ahmed A-Hady, 35, has been charged with being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito. The ...

Other NJ News: Officials Say Slain Jersey City Detective Likely Thwarted Larger Attack

BAYONNE, NJ — Jersey City Police Det. Joseph Seals, a Bayonne native, as well as two walking Jersey City patrol officers may have averted a planned terrorist attack on a Jersey City yeshiva, said law enforcement officers investigating the attack on a Jewish grocery store that had most of the city at a standstill Tuesday. 

Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said Wednesday the two ...

Memorial Fund Established for Jersey City Detective Joseph Seals' Family

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The JCPOBA set up a GoFundMe page to accommodate all of the generous offers of support received in the hours after the Dec. 10 shootings that resulted in the death of Jersey City Detective Joseph Seals. Carmine Disbrow (JCPOBA Pres.) organized this fundraiser.

The message on the GoFundMe page reads: 

We are heartbroken at the loss of yet another ...

Man Accused of Bringing Gun, Ammo to School in Westfield Rejects Plea Deal

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Delaware man accused of bringing a handgun and hollow point bullets to an elementary school in Westfield rejected the offer of a plea deal Thursday.

Handcuffed and standing in a tan jumpsuit at Superior Court in Elizabeth, Thomas J. Wilkie, 46, listened to the prosecution outline its case against him following his June arrest in the parking lot of Tamaques Elementary ...

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Murphy: COVID-19 Measures on Decline; 'All the Important Metrics We Needed to Fall into Place Have Been Doing So'

May 14, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy cited significant drop in daily deaths, cases, hospitalizations, ICU and ventilator patients, at his daily press conference in Trenton on Wednesday .

According to the Governor:

New hospitalizations are down two-thirds from the peak.
Total hospitalizations are down nearly half since the peak.
The numbers of patients in ICU and on ventilators are both ...

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Essex County Emergency Food Distribution to be Held May 28

May 24, 2020

MONTCLAIR, NJ — An Essex County Emergency Food Distribution Event will be held on Thursday, May 28 at the Charles H. Bullock School in Montclair to help families negatively impacted by coronavirus. The 1,000 boxes of food that will be distributed are meant to benefit families who have been forced out of work and are not able to afford food. 

The event will be held as follows, ...

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May 21, 2020

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Murphy: COVID-19 Measures on Decline; 'All the Important Metrics We Needed to Fall into Place Have Been Doing So'

May 14, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy cited significant drop in daily deaths, cases, hospitalizations, ICU and ventilator patients, at his daily press conference in Trenton on Wednesday .

According to the Governor:

New hospitalizations are down two-thirds from the peak.
Total hospitalizations are down nearly half since the peak.
The numbers of patients in ICU and on ventilators are both ...